Getting along with your mother-in-law isn’t exactly a walk in the park for many people. But when Kayla Jones became broody, her husband’s mother Patty became a sort of guardian angel – or guardian “oven.” Incredibly, Patty agreed to carry her own grandchild as a surrogate.
This extraordinary tale of family altruism began 12 years ago when Kayla – a nurse from Texarcana, Arkansas – was just 17. The teenager was informed that she would need a partial hysterectomy because of a uterine tumor. As the tumor was benign, though, Kayla did not need chemotherapy and her ovaries would not be removed.